Events Administrative Assistant (Summer Student Placement)

Events Administrative Assistant (Summer Student Placement)

About the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB)
With the support of our donors, the FFB has invested $30 million to support vision research across Canada, since 1974. That’s over 200 research grants that have led to over 600 new discoveries in exciting areas of study that support our goal of understanding why vision loss occurs, how it can be slowed or stopped, and how sight can be restored. We currently host three signature fundraising events that take place across the country – Comic Vision, Cycle for Sight and Ride for Sight. To learn more about the FFB and the work we do, please visit

Position Summary:
Reporting directly to the National Event Manager, this is an exciting opportunity for students looking to:
• Develop and implement event planning and marketing skills
• Develop professional interactions with fundraisers and volunteers
• Gain practical administrative experience in an office environment

Primary Responsibilities & Duties:
• Track and maintain inventory of merchandise, fundraising awards and event supplies
• Organize, package and ship items to regional events as well as prepare invoices and packing slips
• Data entry, donation processing and other administrative tasks
• Solicit and track in kind event donations
• Source quotes from event vendors
• Compile and submit event permit applications
• Other duties as required

Qualifications and Requirements
• Strong communications, pleasant phone manners and etiquettes
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Solid computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office)
• Comfortable to learn and use database/software (Raiser’s Edge, Artez, Team Raiser, Mailchimp)
• Able to work autonomously and as a member of a team in a fast-paced, high volume environment
• Adhere to the AFP Fundraising Code of Ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights

This position is part of the Canada Summer Jobs program and requires the following hiring criteria:

• Is between 15 and 30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment;
• Was registered as a full-time student during the preceding academic year;
• Intends to return to school on a full-time basis during the next academic year;
• Is a student in a secondary, post-secondary, CEGEP (Quebec only), vocational or technical program;
• Is a Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act*; and
• Is legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial / territorial legislation and regulations.

Job Term: July 4, 2017 for 7 weeks
Hours: 30 hours a week
Pay: $12/hour

Interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to with the subject line “Events Administrative Assistant”.

We thank all interested applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

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